Hollywood Necromancy

For 2022, I’ve been wanting to write more ‘creature features’ and generally improve my short story writing. My partner got me a Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual for my birthday so I came up with the idea of writing a story every week based on a different creature from that – All There in the (Monster) Manual. Hope you enjoy!

This Week’s Inspiration: Lich

Fishpeople protests, outpourings of grief for the King of Pop (and Atlantis), and raising the dead to sell fast food. It’s just another day in Hollywood.

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Hot Gossip

For 2022, I’ve been wanting to write more ‘creature features’ and generally improve my short story writing. My partner got me a Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual for my birthday so I came up with the idea of writing a story every week based on a different creature from that – All There in the (Monster) Manual. Hope you enjoy!

This Week’s Inspiration: Half-Dragon

Another day, another supervillain. Red Rok and Frost Maiden race to the scene of a new threat, but there are far more interesting things to talk about than a twenty-foot-tall, fire-breathing lizard man.

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Eyes of the Beholder

For 2022, I’ve been wanting to write more ‘creature features’ and generally improve my short story writing. My partner got me a Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual for my birthday so I came up with the idea of writing a story every week based on a different creature from that – All There in the (Monster) Manual. Hope you enjoy!

This Week’s Inspiration: Beholder

HAILING FROM THE FAR REALM, WHERE YOUR MOST SECRET TERRORS AND DARKEST DREAMS BECOME A BALEFUL REALITY. FLAWLESSLY CONCEIVED AND BORN OF THE MIND OF THE GREAT MOTHER, THE MIGHTY BEHOLDER goes to the optometrist to have its eyes checked.

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The Floor is Lava

For 2022, I’ve been wanting to write more ‘creature features’ and generally improve my short story writing. My partner got me a Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual for my birthday so I came up with the idea of writing a story every week based on a different creature from that – All There in the (Monster) Manual. Hope you enjoy!

This Week’s Inspiration: Magmin

Playtime has never been so lethal, as Kevin and his friends discover the floor has transformed into bubbling, searingly hot, molten lava. Not everyone will survive as they make the treacherous journey from playroom to kitchen, across the dining room and to freedom through flames and choking clouds of smoke, pursued by evil lava monsters.

Trigger Warning: Children Dying Horribly

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The Brains That Wouldn’t Obey

For 2022, I’ve been wanting to write more ‘creature features’ and generally improve my short story writing. My partner got me a Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual for my birthday so I came up with the idea of writing a story every week based on a different creature from that – All There in the (Monster) Manual. Hope you enjoy!

This Week’s Inspiration: Grell

They cannot be reasoned with, they cannot be bargained with, they absolutely will not be stopped. Genre conventions, logic, and good taste cannot restrain these merciless and multi-talented brains. Only one thing is for certain, they will not obey.

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Two Heads Are Better Than One

For 2022, I’ve been wanting to write more ‘creature features’ and generally improve my short story writing. My partner got me a Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual for my birthday so I came up with the idea of writing a story every week based on a different creature from that – All There in the (Monster) Manual. Hope you enjoy!

This Week’s Inspiration: Ettin

Once upon a time, a very clever merchant fell afoul of a nasty, brutish ogre with two heads… Will his cleverness be enough to help him escape an unpleasant fate? A fairy tale with a moral message.

Trigger Warning: Gore

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Henry

For 2022, I’ve been wanting to write more ‘creature features’ and generally improve my short story writing. My partner got me a Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual for my birthday so I came up with the idea of writing a story every week based on a different creature from that – All There in the (Monster) Manual. Hope you enjoy!

This Week’s Inspiration: Death Dog

Trigger Warning: Loss of a Pet

Six months after their dog, Henry, passed away, Darrell and Molly are considering getting a new pet but moving on is hard to do. That is until the god of death Hades arrives at their door with a mysterious box.

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Satan Is My Co-Host

Wake up with Sean-O in the Morn-O on 2SIN on the dawn of the Biblical Apocalypse, as Satan begins his seven year reign over the wretched sinners left behind in the Post-Rapture world, and demons and the living dead scoured the blasted earth. With news, weather, traffic, celebrity updates and your chance to win a Sean-O in the Morn-O t-shirt, and a great Tower of Babel Records pack, valued at over twelve dollars!

Mobile Phones and Social Media

Does it feel like you just can’t put down your mobile phone sometimes? Do you have hundreds of Facebook friends you’ve never met in real life? Then you might need to listen to this feature by Sean E. Britten on mobile phones and social media. Featuring Dr Andrew Campbell from University of Sydney and Tracy Howe from New South Wales’ Women’s Refuge Movement.